Depression

Depression is a relatively common condition in physicians and perhaps especially in women physicians. The stress of litigation can be a significant negative factor influencing physician wellness, particularly in those predisposed to depression.

If you have scored high on the MMSS assessment, then you may well be entering into a depression, and a prompt professional assessment may be indicated.

Physicians who are experiencing significant depression are at high risk for suicide. Dr. Andrew has a strong professional concern about physician depression and suicide. Please visit the physician depression website maintained by Dr. Andrew to learn more.

Obviously, no web resource can ever substitute for competent medical care. Please consult a physician immediately if you are having thoughts of harming yourself or others.